(Part of my brunch at Plant)
(R's ice cream birthday cake from the Hop)
(Alien cookie from Rosetta's Kitchen)
But I have a plan and a goal. One of my New Year's resolutions is to finally hit my 100 pounds lost milestone. I want to make that happen. I am so close yet so far away! Luckily, the gym I am at has a lot of 21 day challenges. I participated in one through the holiday season and I was very successful. My goal was to burn at least 3500 calories each week of the challenge. I was able to burn closer to 5000....yay! I have discovered that, for me, my problem is with my calorie intake. My goal for the new 21 day challenge is to eat within my Weight Watchers points everyday for the 21 days of the challenge. If I go out to eat, I have to figure it out within my points. If we go over to someone's house or if they come over to our house, I have to figure it out. That's life and that's how it will be for the rest of my life. Temptations, challenges and struggles will ALWAYS be there. I have to figure that part out because if I don't, I will gain weight back. This is one of the those times that I remember the quote that's something like this:
"It's hard to be healthy/thin and it's hard to be overweight. You choose your hard."
I don't want to go back to weighing 265 pounds. I felt terrible about myself. I couldn't do half of the things I do now. I was not happy and healthy. I want to be healthy and capable of doing many things for the rest of my life. I don't want sit on the sidelines of my life because I am not healthy enough to participate. These are the things I need to remember when I am overcome by the desire to snack mindlessly. I always need to remember where I came from and where I want to be.
I will clean the slate and start new....today the 21 day challenge begins. 21 straight days of being on plan! Let's go!